Wednesday, June 16, 2010

10 Horror Movies Everyone Should See

10 Horror Movies Everyone Should See | LikeMe Daily

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've seen them all but one (Frailty, which I've never heard of) but, c'mon! Blair Witch Project sucked worse than Apple.

Halloween? Nightmare on Elm Street?

I could do a better list in my sleep.


Jeff

Randy Johnson said...

Agree on Blair Witch. Never understood the hoopla on that one. I couldn't make it all the way through it. On two tries.

Halloween and Nightmare, excluding the crapola string of follow-ups, weren't bad. Maybe not top ten worthy though.

Now Frailty is one creepy movie. As in good. look it up, Jeff. Bill Paxton's turn as star, and director, is exceptional. And Matthew MacConaughey's role is one of my favorites of his. When you add Powers Boothe, another long time favorite, in a key role, it only adds to the movie.

Todd Mason said...

Yes, FRAILITY is a much better choice than most here.

Not only could Jeff do a more interesting list in his sleep. but I've already done more interesting lists on my blog...I, too, make a proviso that these aren't the Best in all cases, but what I was looking for were among the best that wouldn't be obvious to even the reasonably informed generalist moveigoer...while that list was a relatively weak attempt to hit the Zeitgeist heights (but no ROSEMARY'S BABY...goodness.)

13 Horror Films You Probably Should See...
Cat People (1942)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Three Cases of Murder
Carnival of Souls
The Haunting (1963)
Night of the Eagle [aka] Burn, Witch, Burn!
Onibaba
The Three Faces of Fear [aka] Black Sabbath
Hour of the Wolf
The Last Wave
The Rapture
Hotel (2001)
Martyrs (2008)

Similarly, 13 Suspense Films You Probably Should See...
The Seventh Victim
Odd Man Out (1947)
Les Diaboliques (1955)
Psycho (1959)
Peeping Tom
Odds Against Tomorrow
The Virgin Spring
Repulsion
Z
The Conversation (1974)
The Silent Partner (1978)
The Stepfather (1987)
With a Friend Like Harry

And...13 Surrealist, SF, or Fantasy Films Resembling Horror and Suspense Films You Probably Should See:
Häxan [aka] Witchcraft through the Ages
Un Chien Andalou
The Thief of Bagdad (1940) (though the 1924 film isn't too shabby, either)
All that Money Can Buy [aka] The Devil and Daniel Webster
I Married a Witch
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Orpheus (1950)
The Devil's Eye
The Exterminating Angel
Woman in the Dunes
Quatermass and the Pit [aka] Five Million Years to Earth
Twelve Monkeys
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Todd Mason said...

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Anonymous said...

Todd, I like your lists a lot. I was particularly pleased to see THE HAUNTING and REPULSION (which scared the crap out of me when I first saw it), both of which would make my list.

Jeff